Running a business means you are surrounded by many important people. Be it customers, clients, investors, co-founders, workers, they are significant people in your business. Therefore, it is important to build trust with these people. However, building trust can be considered simple and complicated at the same time. Trust involves emotional and logical sense to it. That’s why it can be complicated to build trust especially when every individual may define it differently. Trust is a combination of both logical and emotional senses.
Building trust successfully within your business
Building trust is like a long term investment. You give something today and you can expect for the repaid sometimes in the future. Sometimes, trust investment has no specified times indeed. You may get paid in unexpected situations. To build trust successfully, you need to understand the dimensions engaged with it.
Value is important thing when it comes to trust. What you do or give to others is often based on exchange value. It is the nature of business after all. For example, you cannot just just swap one candy for a loaf of bread. The calculation of the value is imbalance. It is easier to calculate more tangible things. However, it can be difficult to measure the less tangible aspects which cannot be calculated into number. Manual and intellectual effort are also things to exchange in business. Every individual may value these things differently. Therefore, you only rely on the trust you build that you are not going to be disappointed with the return.
Predictable repaid is also part of trust building. Well, looking ahead is one pf the nature of human. Therefore, we like to predict something. In building trust, you should understand the point of predictability. It is essential aspect to know and prepare for threats. However, it is also great weapon for you to make plans that can help you achieve your goals, especially the long-term ones. You should also consider the unpredictability since it is still possible for your expectation to change due to unexpected things. What you expect ti return may come out differently.
It is also important to understand that the repaid might not come right away. When you give someone a favor or something, you cannot just expect to be repaid now. Maybe you will get the return of favor sometime in the future. This is one of the nature of trust building you can learn more to understand. As mentioned that building trust is like a long-term investment, you need to do it but don’t always expect for direct outcomes. You may get the benefits sometimes in the future even maybe in more unexpected situations.
While building trust, you should be ready to show your vulnerabilities at some points. Sometimes, exposing yourself is necessary. You and the people involved in your business may have vulnerable sides. Building trust means you learn to show some vulnerabilities to let others know that you trust them and vice versa. It can help deepen the connection and the level of trust between each other.